We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future, and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse.
Ben Franklin in this passage is reflecting the thinking of one of the newly added blogs to this sites blogroll, Burkean Reflections.
Edmund Burke, of then referred to to as the father of modern conservatism believed that since we are not given to see the future, each generation must find solutions for the challenges of their age. Not a bad observation by either man.